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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 23, 2008 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Sit-Ins Likings

Anyone want to share their choice for a guest(s) that have played with the boys? Haven't yet made a decision for my "favorite" guest. It could even be for just one number.I'll have to jog my memory a bit. Any help? If this topic has already been discussed,any previous posts to point me to?

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 23, 2008 8:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

If we're speaking of guests who have played along with the band ,then in my opinion, I would agree that Branford was the one that stirred my soul the most and I bet most of you guys would concur. Maybe we can also talk re: our likings of artists that played on the same bill with GD,not necessarily along with them. Again,I'll have to check my memory to choose one. NRPS comes to mind right off the bat.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 23, 2008 7:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

I'll assume we're going to count Hornsby as a member I hope.

I was never a huge fan of sit ins mostly because there's too many toes to step on ( which clutters or hinders the flow of the music to me )and it usually amounted to a throw away type of song just by nature of not having to rehearse. Also it didn't help that the few guest spots I saw were pretty unimpressive - Clarence Clemmons ( sorry but he's not an improv jazz player like Branford )and Huey Lewis. I will say Bonnie Raitt definately held her own on Big Boss Man.

I always enjoyed Drums when other percussionists joined in.

I think by far the most successful sit in musically was Branford.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 23, 2008 7:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Not trying to step on your toes nor start trouble, but Dead.net does not list Bruce as a band member.
http://dead.net/band
That would make him a guest artist. If you accept that, then Mr. Hornsby would have to be considered as a favorite sit-in.

This post was modified by user unknown on 2008-11-24 03:39:28

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Nov 23, 2008 11:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Looking at the pics on that band lineup link....I noticed everyone is photographed in the heyday of their youth, except Weir and Barlow, who have current (and well-grizzled) photos. Hmmmm....? :D

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 25, 2008 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

I always liked the Boz Scaggs set in '82 at the vietnam vets benifit at the Moscone.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-05-28.sbd.skinner.11362.sbeok.shnf

Some great bluesy and R&R stuff!!

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Nov 23, 2008 8:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

This is a good one,http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-02-11.late-partial.sbd.chester-mande.33335.sbefail.shnf
* with Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Mick Fleetwood, Butch Trucks, Danny Kirwin, Peter Green
# with above guests and Berry Oakley

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Nov 23, 2008 11:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

The 2/11/70 Fillmore East show Morning Dewd mentioned would have to be the ultimate mother of all guest appearances for all time. There are 4 members of the Allman Brothers Band and 2 members of Fleetwood Mac on stage with the Grateful Dead all at the same time during most of the set. Phil said in his book that he turned his bass spot over to Berry Oakley because he wanted to just sit back and listen to it go down. There is a great description of this gig in Phil's book Searching For The Sound.

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Poster: daliguana Date: Nov 24, 2008 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 24, 2008 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Fine picks for a pics mix fix

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Poster: barongsong Date: Nov 28, 2008 12:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Lot of good ones mentioned but one I listened to again recently and was blown away once more by, was the 87 show with the Nevil Bros, on Iko Iko. WOW!!!

Just curious but I know he opened but did Miles Davis ever come out and play with the band or the other way around. Now that truly would be the best ever in my mind.

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 24, 2008 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Like Weir says 'Carlos brings such Joy'
http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-22.sbd.barbella.4795.sbeok.shnf and http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-08-23.sbd.gardner.4233.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Bob Gnarley Date: Nov 23, 2008 9:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Hall & Oates!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-09-24.fm.minches.82486.sbeok.flac16

... but seriously, I liked when Stills came out at the Brendan Barn arena in '83.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-04-16.rolfe.weiner.7316.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: daliguana Date: Nov 24, 2008 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 23, 2008 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Nice.And the next night they did the only "Love The One You're With".Also like the "Benefit For the Rainforest show on 9/24/88 at MSG with Bruce and The Range to open,also Mick Taylor,Suzanne Vega,Hall+Oates(kinda like "What's Going On") as well as T-Bone Wolk.Oh yeah,Jack Casady played on both encores.More info here:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-09-24.fm.minches.82486.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: roughyed85 Date: Nov 24, 2008 1:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

Your best bet is to listen to the music of the guests, especially the sax players, who are respected jazz musicians in their own right.
Start with Ornette Coleman's VIRGIN BEAUTY for no other reason than Jerry plays on three tracks. Then try David Murray Quartet +1 FAST LIFE. The "+1" is Branford Marsalis.

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Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Nov 24, 2008 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

I 'm huge fan of Ornette's Double Quartet on Free Jazz, in fact I'm listening to that now!
I didn't get to see him sit in with the Dead, but I was fortunate to see him with Metheny when they toured for Song X.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Nov 24, 2008 12:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=186572

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Poster: paulypecker Date: Nov 24, 2008 12:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sit-Ins Likings

still cool